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Columbia County plans series of road closures

Several roads or lanes will be closed at various times in Columbia County starting Saturday and continuing into next week. The section of Blue Ridge Drive between Evans to Locks Road and Fairfield Way will be closed 9-10 a.m. Saturday to accommodate competitors in the Lakeside High School Panthers ...

10/30/09 - 4:17pm

Augusta Regional Airport names new director

The Augusta Regional Airport has a new airport director. The Augusta Aviation Commission sent out a press statement this morning, naming Gary LeTellier, the executive director of Coos County Airport Authority in Coos Bay, Ore., for the position. He was selected unanimously by the commission, the s...

01/08/10 - 1:50pm

Repair work will lower Thurmond Lake levels

An opportunity to use federal stimulus funds to perform renovations to spillway gates at Thurmond Lake will require lowering the reservoir’s pool level for up to two years beginning next week, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. “In order to do the repairs we’re going to have t...

10/30/09 - 9:23am

Historic house on Hickman bought, to be renovated

A 112-year-old Hickman Road home listed among Augusta’s most endangered historic properties will be renovated by investors who recently acquired the property, according to Historic Augusta, Inc....

10/30/09 - 8:17am

Fifth Street bridge reopens today to North Augusta

Crews plan to reopen the Fifth Street Bridge today after six months of construction on the U.S. Highway 1 interchange in North Augusta. Jeff Terry, of the South Carolina Department of Transportation, said there is still a small amount of work to do on the project but they are planning to have the r...

10/30/09 - 7:22am

Nuclear workers honored at former SC weapons complex

AIKEN — The Department of Energy is honoring the nation's nuclear workers during a special program at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. SRS officials are hosting a special hour-long event today at the former nuclear weapons complex near Aiken. The U.S. Senate in May approved a re...

10/30/09 - 5:06am

Ga. may adopt Halloween restrictions for sex offenders

ATLANTA — A Democratic lawmaker is introducing a measure that would require Georgia sex offenders to post "No Candy Here" signs on Halloween. State Rep. Rob Teilhet, who is running for Attorney General, said his proposal would punish offenders who violate the law with 60 days in jail and a $1,...

10/30/09 - 5:02am

Okefenokee Oar new trophy for Georgia-Florida football rivalry

KINGSLAND, Ga. - A piece of the swamp will be at stake for Saturday's Georgia-Florida game. The game's winner will be awarded the Okefenokee Oar, a paddle made from a piece of cypress organizers said grew to be an estimated 1,000 years old in the huge swamp on the Georgia-Florida border. E...

10/30/09 - 4:57am

Okefenokee Oar new trophy for Football Rivalry

KINGSLAND, Ga. - A piece of the swamp will be at stake for Saturday's Georgia-Florida game. The game's winner will be awarded the Okefenokee Oar, a paddle made from a piece of cypress organizers said grew to be an estimated 1,000 years old in the huge swamp on the Georgia-Florida border. E...

10/30/09 - 4:53am

Okefenokee Oar new trophy For Football Rivalry

KINGSLAND, Ga. - A piece of the swamp will be at stake for Saturday's Georgia-Florida game. The game's winner will be awarded the Okefenokee Oar, a paddle made from a piece of cypress organizers said grew to be an estimated 1,000 years old in the huge swamp on the Georgia-Florida border. E...

10/30/09 - 4:53am
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